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    Default Canon 550EX or Sigma EF-500 Super

    The time has come for me to decide on my first external flash. But i can't decide between the Canon 550EX or the Sigma EF-500 Super. The 550EX seems to be all you could want in a flash but it costs like almost 2x that of the Sigma.

    Any advice/recommendations from users of both flashes? Thanx.

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    well i believe that if u buy a 550 EX from canon with a canon body when the whole thing goes kaput, u can still throw it all back at canon!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha
    The time has come for me to decide on my first external flash. But i can't decide between the Canon 550EX or the Sigma EF-500 Super. The 550EX seems to be all you could want in a flash but it costs like almost 2x that of the Sigma.

    Any advice/recommendations from users of both flashes? Thanx.
    watch out for good used 550EX in buy/sell. I got mine at a good price (a bit more than a new 420EX).

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    how much did u get urs? if its near to the 420EX price i'd be interested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    how much did u get urs? if its near to the 420EX price i'd be interested!
    S$400, I think about a year old. you just have to be patient and keep a look out

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    thanx! i'm looking for a 550 EX actually... thanx for advice!
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    Sigma EF500 is a poor man's flash...almost all the features at half the price of a 550EX. Used it both on an SLR and a DSLR; no problems at all. Cheaper build, but won't break on handling.

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